The International Center for New Media
Our new adress:
Leopoldskronstrasse 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Telephone: +43 660 6304081
Who we are
A Non Profit Organization, seated in Salzburg-Austria, working throughout 34 European Countries and networking around the world.
We are running programs and projects in the field of analysis, support and training for the development of New Media content and markets.
Focus on Best Practice Evaluation, Promotion, Showcasing and Education. International network of co-operation and competence.
ICNM – the International Center for New Media was founded as an independent association in November 2002.
In 1997 an initiative to promote Austrian multimedia producers was established as the Prix MultiMediaArt which became the Austrian State Prize in the following years. The “Staatspreis für Multimedia & e-Business” henceforth has been the explicit benchmark for all Austrian producers.
The EUROPRIX was started by the Austrian EU-presidency in 1998 as an EU member states initiative and was supported by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Information Society, governments of other countries in the European Union and private industries. Its aim was the organisation of the pan-European Multimedia Content Award. The contest and related activities continue to be organised by the contest office in Salzburg and its partner organisations in major regions in Europe, in association with leading professional multimedia associations.
Over the last years EUROPRIX has established a platform for the development of new media industries in Europe and professional networking of producers and designers. EUROPRIX today is not a one-time event: It is a strategic project to develop the fast-moving multimedia markets in Europe.
As well as the General Contest, ICNM activities stretch to EADiM – the European Academy for Digital Media, EUROPRIX Summer Schools. A number of related activities are also organised by our EUROPRIX Partners in 26 European Countries.
In 2002 the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award kicked off to focus on the young and upcoming multimedia producers throughout Europe.
The increasing worldwide activities incorporated by the World Summit Award and the growing range of themes treating the most innovative developments made it necessary for ICNM to find a new form of organization and a new home.
In April 2003 ICNM moved into its own building in the south of Salzburg city.